Shockwave (Transformers) - Transformers



Shockwave in Transformers Dark of the Moon
Sub-group Triple Changers, Voyagers
Function Scientist / Assassin
Rank 8
Partner Megatron Starscream, Soundwave, Barricade, The Driller, Sentinel Prime
Motto "Logic brings all things to order."
Alternate Modes Gun turret and AH-64 Apache helicoptor (2007 game), Cybertronian tank (DOTM toyline)
Series Transformers: Dark of the Moon
English voice actor Frank Welker (film)
Daniel Riordan (2007 video game)
Isaac C. Singleton, Jr. (2011 video game)
Japanese voice actor Jirō Saitō

According to an interview with producer Tom DeSanto published in issue #15 of the Transformers Collectors Club Magazine, the original lineup pitched for the Decepticons in the live action Transformers film was Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave, Ravage, Laserbeak, Rumble, Skywarp and Shockwave. However, Shockwave was left out of the original film as the lineup eventually ended up as Megatron, Starscream, Scorponok, Frenzy, Barricade, Bonecrusher, Blackout (who replaced Soundwave) and Brawl (misnamed Devastator).

He does appear in the third film, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Actor David Warner was originally being considered for the role, but the part was ultimately given to Frank Welker, who also does the voice of Soundwave. This marked the second time that Shockwave was voiced by an actor who also voiced Megatron, The Joker and Batman, that Corey Burton had previously voiced all three. Bay commented before the movie's release that Shockwave was going to be portrayed as a "little bit more vicious" than Megatron. His armoury included a massive cannon, a shield and wrist blade, and during the film he commands a Cybertronian Driller which he acquired during the prequel comics.

Shockwave's design in the film retains most of his original features from the Generation 1 incarnation, most noticeably in his head design, arm cannon and color scheme.

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